With a photography style of timeless fine art showcasing your gracefulness and elegance as a couple on your magical day. Ultimately my goal and what separates me as a professional wedding photographer is my ability to create elegant, timeless art, and delivering quality service.
Summary of my experience:
• Beautifully shot engagement and wedding photos
• He was a consummate professional
• The turn around time for the photos was quick and true Rhaniel was an amazing photographer!
I already knew from his portfolio that his photos would be spectacular but what I was surprised by was the professionalism with which he approached his role. Prior to the engagement shoot and the wedding he was willing to accommodate our busy schedule by coming out to meet us in person or over skype to hammer out the details and what we really wanted. He took great care in making sure he had the details that would allow our individual personalities to shine through the photos. On the day of the wedding he went above and beyond by collaborating with the wedding coordinator to ensure a smooth timeline. He was great at making us feel at ease by handling details that we did not know would arise (i.e. coordinating the "first look" meeting so that we would not run into each other). It was clear that he is a veteran of many weddings. The wedding day was smooth and the photos were beautiful. He said he would have the photos within a few weeks. I knew that these things take time because he would have to sort through hundreds of photos and edit specific ones so I knew I would be waiting patiently. Apparently I did not have to wait long because he provided a link to a full online album within a couple weeks. I would highly recommend Rhaniel if you are looking for a wedding photographer that will go above and beyond and approaches his craft with the highest level of professionalism.
-Dunn & Yuria
We can not begin to explain how amazing Rhaniel was on our wedding day. Rhaniel has an energy and passion he brings to his photography that can not be described in words. He made my fiance and I feel completely comfortable on our wedding day. During our entire day Rhaniel was professional, funny, and most of all friendly! He made us both feel as though we had been friends with him for years which helped to create some of the most breathtaking, genuine, and natural photos we had ever seen. He helped us to adhere to a tight schedule and was even able to capture some epic photographs on the dancefloor. Rhaniel was definitely not afraid to get in the middle of the action or even climb a hill in order to get some of the best shots possible. We can't thank Rhaniel enough for helping out with our special day! It wouldn't have been the same without him.
-Taylor & Brenton
We hired Rhaniel for our wedding back in June at the Ebell. We are so glad that we decided to go with him as our photographer because he made us look beautiful in our pictures!! Also he made my husband feel comfortable during our couple portraits which was very important to me since my husband doesn’t like to take a lot of pictures. My husband liked him from the beginning he met Rhaniel which made me so happy! He was so down for earth, funny, nice and went with the flow when things came up with the organizing our crazy big families for the portraits. He was perfect for our wedding and we couldn’t have asked for more beautiful photos! If you want someone who responds quickly, is a great photographer, organized, realistic and down to earth and not snobby like some other photographers I talked to, then hire Rhaniel! I love looking at our photos and couldn’t have asked for better ones!! He captures wonderful moments that I don’t think anyone else could have done!! Thank you Rhaniel!!
-Marisa & Harry
Simply Amazing! Rhaniel, holds a special place in me and my husbands heart. He has always been there for us from the planning all the way till even after the wedding. Not only are the pictures he took of our wedding are breathe-taking, the way he approaches everything you can definitely see that he loves what he does. Rhaniel is so friendly and made sure that we were always comfortable, but he made sure things went smoothly on me and my husbands wedding day. We definitely recommend Rhaniel, 5/5 stars is an understatement into the amount of work that Rhaniel put for us, if we could give him a higher rating we would do it without any doubts.
-Jazmine & Francis
Very professional, honest, and passionate are three things I can use to describe Rhaniel. From the start after getting in contact with Rhaniel, my wife and I received such a welcoming and friendly attitude from him. He made some recommendations which made everything so much easier on my wife and I, wedding day. He recommended to us who should hold the rings, he also was our rock on our day ensuring that everything went with the timeline, made sure we were enjoying and comfortable on our day. I am typically not a photogenic person, but Rhaniel made sure to make the couple photo session on our day nice and concise. After receiving the photos, my wife and I are glad that we had picked Rhaniel to photograph our day. His photos are awesome, and to be honest when we looked at it, we were shocked to find out that was us. It looked like something that youd see in a magazine.
-Jonathan & Christa
What can I say about Rhaniel, he is absolutely amazing! Not only is his work absolutely beautiful, but his sense of professionalism and taking charge is really kept to a very high standard. From day 1 Rhaniel was always keeping in contact with us, and was very reassuring by helping us with everything if we had asked him. You can tell he loves and has a passion for what he does through his interaction with everyone and his work. He made us feel extremely comfortable and made sure that we enjoyed our wedding day and kept it stress free for us. We highly recommend Rhaniel, especially if you're looking for someone fun, kind, professional, loves what he does, and has beautiful work. Thank you again Rhaniel for taking photographs of our special day!
-Christine & Quan
Rhaniel is simply the best! He's so creative, has an eye for things, and his work reflects how unique and amazing it is. During me and my husbands wedding Rhaniel was so kind and professional not to just us, but to everyone that came in his presence. Rhaniel is very assertive, and took the lead ensuring that everything went smoothly. Not only that ,but he made sure my husband and I were enjoying our once in a lifetime event. Again thank you Rhaniel for being such an amazing person, and my husband and I are glad we picked you to photograph our wedding day. Youre such an amazing photographer, and person in general!
-Danielle & Irwin
Wow!!!!! Rhaniel is amazing. My fiance and i had a photo shoot for our engagement photos and they came out AMAZING. Not to mention he makes you feel comfortable. Family, friends and even other vendors compliment our photos all the time. We'll definitely be doing more photo shoots with him. He does not disappoint.
-Shaila & Tiffany
Rhaniel is very professinoal, prompt, and constantly making sure that the wedding experience is smooth and on schedule. He did both our engagement and wedding photography (we are actually in the gallery!). He made us feel comfortable and knew exactly what he was doing the whole time. Our pictures were sent to us right as we came back from the honeymoon which was an amazing gift to come home to.
-Becky & Arthur
Rhaniel is the best! I would recommend him to anyone. His work is amazing, he is very professional, timely, and does great work. He always keeps in contact as well which was important to me. You can tell he loves and has a passion for what he does through his interaction with everyone and his work. He made us feel extremely comfortable and made sure that we enjoyed our wedding day and kept it stress free for us. We highly recommend Rhaniel, especially if you're looking for someone fun, kind, professional, loves what he does, and has beautiful work. Thank you again Rhaniel for taking photographs of our special day!
-Ashley & Thomas
Rhaniel is extremely reliable, punctual, professional, and amazing at what he does. From the get go Rhaniel is always responsive in his emails, or through any means of communication. He also is very informative and helpful throughout the entire process. Throughout our wedding Rhaniel made sure everything went smoothly, on time, and ensured that my husband and I were enjoying our wedding day. Even after receiving the photos, and our absolutely beautiful wedding book, Rhaniel is still here if my husband and I have any questions. We love Rhaniel and definitely recommend him to our friends and other couples, out there searching for an amazing photographer and person for their wedding. His work and other reviews speak for itself, he's absolutely amazing at what he does, along with his passion and drive for what he does. When you see him at work and talk to him you definitely can see how much passion and love he has for what he does.
-Jessica & Aaron
Rhaniel is an absolute treasure! If my husband and I were to name several things about Rhaniel we would have to say he’s a lifesaver, extremely professional, and absolutely amazing at what he does. My husband and I are not photogenic at all, but Rhaniel made us feel so comfortable, through his welcoming and friendly attitude we felt as if we’ve known him as a close friend for a long time, and we are glad to call him a great friend. He is very professional in what he does, and gave us plenty of knowledge about what to expect on our wedding day. After receiving our album and photos from Rhaniel, my husband and I were just in awe with how beautiful the photos came out. We have our album on our coffee table at home, and every time we have company over everyone talks about how beautiful the photos and album he put together for us is. If you’re looking for a photographer to photograph your special day, Rhaniel is without a doubt who we recommend.
-Brittani & Charles
Rhaniel and Stephen performed above and beyond what me and my wife were expecting from a photographer. From the beginning, he arrived on time and kept me on schedule for our pre-reception photo shoot. He even fit in extra pictures with close friends of ours. Before our reception began, I noticed that the table numbers were incorrectly placed. He quickly took control and helped me place them in their proper places. This took away a lot of the stress that me and my wife experienced. During the event he was very firm yet always respectful to us and our guests. We took several photos with family and friends that came out beautifully. His candid pictures also exceeded our expectations. We would definitely recommend him to those looking for a respectful, easy-going and quality photographer.
-Ramesh & Bomi
My husband and I were looking for a photographer for quite some time, until one of our friends had recommended Rhaniel. After looking at his website and work for 30 minutes we decided, that we definitely must have him to photograph our wedding. When we initially got in contact with Rhaniel we felt extremely comfortable off the bat. He’s so friendly, kind, very knowledgeable in what he does, and you can tell he’s very passionate about what he does. He made sure on the day of our wedding everything was going smoothly, specially when things were running behind, Rhaniel went ahead and took charge to make sure everything was going as planned for our day, while having a respectful and professional manner. Fast forward when we received the photos, and they came out absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! There is without a doubt where my husband and I will definitely recommend Rhaniel. His work speaks for itself they’re amazing! Especially if you’re looking for a professional, very respectful, flawless at what he does, Rhaniel is the man for you.
-Abigail & Michael
BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER! The summary of our experience with Rhaniel was phenomenal. At first my husband and I were deciding whether or not to hire a photographer for our wedding, primarily due to the pricing that all wedding photographers charge. After some some long hard thinking especially friends highly recommending to us that we should hire a photographer, husband and I went on the hunt and searched for one. While we were on the journey of searching for a photographer we across Rhaniel's work. His work is amazing and it caught me and husbands eye very quickly. We then decided to contact Rhaniel, and he quickly responded to our inquiry and set up a meeting, and scheduling it at a time which was convenient for me and my husbands busy schedule. When it came to the meeting my husband and I like to get to places early and usually plan to show up to places early. To find Rhaniel was there before us, which my husband found to be extremely professional Rhaniel. Right off the bat we all connected and rather than feeling like a interview it felt as Rhaniel was a long time friend that we were catching up with. Rhaniel is so amazing we even booked Rhaniel, at the meeting! Fast forward to our wedding day, we were running a little late things during our special, however Rhaniel made sure we were stress free and everything was running smoothly, he absolutely made our day magical and a day to definitely remember. From the his interaction with us, the guest, including other vendors (where they praised him and absolutely loved him as well). Even after the wedding Rhaniel prompt with contacting us and keeping us updated on our pictures and album. When we finally received our pictures on the 4th week(just as Rhaniel told us which would take around 4-6 weeks). I absolutely cried, tears of joy because how beautiful the photos were! My husband and I absolutely made the right decision in picking Rhaniel as our photographer. His prices aren't cheap, but what you pay for is the experience and amazing work he offers. Hiring Rhaniel was definitely the right choice, and a good investment on our part. I mean look at his portfolio all his photos are absolutely stunning. If you're looking for a photographer who has quality work, and are looking for an amazing experience, with an extremely professional person, we highly recommend Rhaniel. We assure you Rhaniel is the one of the best investment you'll make. If we could rate more than 5 stars we would rate Rhaniel with infinite number of stars, he's that amazing!
-Amanda & John
Rhaniel was hired by my fiancé to shoot our surprise proposal in Malibu. He did an excellent job catching every single moment as my fiancé asked me to marry him. After the proposal, Rhaniel walked us along the beach for an additional photoshoot. He was extremely patient with me as I was still in shock that I was just proposed to and could hardly take directions on how to pose. Rhaniel was very kind and guided both my fiancé and me into natural and effortless poses. He makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera, as if it’s just an old friend taking your photo. Rhaniel has a keen eye for the correct lighting and angle in which he takes his photos to create a beautiful image. He used the Malibu sunset beautifully in all of our photos, and I loved each and every one of them. The turn around time was very fast, which I loved! I never like when photographers take too long to edit, but with Rhaniel that wasn’t an issue. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for beautiful engagement or wedding photos.
-Leslie & Vincent
YES, YESS, and YESSS! Or in the words of Rhaniel, "YASSSSSSS!" Rhaniel is absolutely amazing at everything he does! He is always prompt at responding, holds himself to a very high and professional standard. First thing that stood out to me and my husband was when we first met Rhaniel, is his punctuality and his extremely positive attitude. During our initial consultation meeting with him, he made sure to get to the location on time (he gave us a call letting us know he was there which was 15 minutes early from our appointed time, and told us to take our time). Also he made sure to not only learn about our specific details of our wedding, but also about me and my husband. On top of that, this point is where my husband and I absolutely adore Rhaniel and our main reason for selecting him. He is absolutely honest, and did not sugar coat anything. My husband and I had gone on several meetings with other vendors and had noticed, that they would give us this salesperson type feeling and would either agree with everything we requested, or right off the bat recommend their most expensive package to us trying to sell themselves. My husband and I weren't concerned about the budget for our photographer, it's just there's a feeling you get when you know someone is trying hard to sell something to you. Now on the other hand with Rhaniel, he gave us information on his packages and made sure to explain why and go over in detail which package would be perfect to our needs for the day (he didn't oversell or recommend us something we didn't need). With him we got the feeling , he was looking out for the best interest for couples. You can also tell he is a very kind and truth worthy individual. He has such positive energy coming from him that makes you feel extremely comfortable to be around. By the end of our consultation meeting with Rhaniel, he asked if we had any questions, and we instantly asked him how do we book him (At this point we already knew he was the perfect fit for us and booked with him then and there). On the day of our wedding Rhaniel was an absolute treasure. Seeing him work, you can definitely tell he loves what he does and is a seasoned veteran when it comes to weddings. My husband and I got numerous amount of compliments on how Rhaniel, is absolutely amazing, lovely, and professional (from guests and other vendors). He made sure to get the details of our wedding, and made everyone feel extremely comfortable when taking photos, especially me and my husband when it came to our couple photos. He is very patient and kind at doing what he does, and his instruction is perfect. Having him was like having a longtime friend take photos of us. At the end of the day before he left, Rhaniel let us know that the turn around time would be around 4 to 8 weeks. We understood why, as he would have to go through the photos one by one and edit them. He stayed true to his word and 6 weeks later we received our photos, and let us tell you THEY ALL ARE BEAUTIFUL. My husband and I cannot emphasize how much we strongly recommend Rhaniel, he's absolutely amazing! If you're looking for a honest, caring, especially someone who loves what he does and is outstanding at it, Rhaniel is the man for you. He absolutely worth it and rest assured the perfect investment! Thank you again Rhaniel for capturing our special day, we absolutely love you. We're glad to say that you're not just a friend but family to us!
-Alina & Eric
Our experience with Rhaniel was amazing. He was so professional, relational and talented. I appreciated the timlyness of his email responses as well as getting our photos back to us. We were so happy with all of our photos which captured everything. Thank you for making everything easy on us.
-Asma & Patrick
My fiance and I found Rhaniel on The Knot and he had great reviews so we booked him in January 2018 for both our engagement and wedding. We did our engagement shoot in March 2018 in Pasadena City Hall and when we received our photos we almost could not believe it was us! They came out so professional and beautiful that we received several compliments. During the photo shoot Rhaniel gave great direction and helped us pose correctly. He kept the energy high and helped us feel comfortable. Humorous, professional and on time, I highly recommend booking Rhaniel for your event. We cannot wait to see our wedding photos in May 2018 :) Thanks Rhaniel!
-Victoria & Paul
Words can not express the love and happiness we have for Rhaniel. My husband and I were on the search for wedding vendors particularly a photographer, and after countless hours and several inquiries we came across Rhaniel's work. First off his work is absolutely beautiful, I mean look at it! The photos speak for themselves. After we had contacted Rhaniel my husband and I scheduled a phone call with him, and let me tell you during that phone call my husband and I decided then and there we ABSOLUTELY must have him as our photographer. So a little background, during our wedding planning my husband and I were very unsure about having a first look. We honestly felt like we were being pressured by family, friends, (even other vendors and photographers we were reaching out to). Everyone kept saying things that me and my husband should definitely have one, that it is an absolutely beautiful moment, etc and that it would be in our best interest to have a first look for photos. As all couples who recently got married know that these whispers in the ears including suggestions from everyone else can be hectic and a nuisance at times. Now when we were talking to Rhaniel, he asked the question if we were having a first look. We answered him and told him we were unsure, mentioned everyone is suggesting and asked what his views were if we should have a first look or not. His response made us fall in love with him, because he was absolutely honest and reminded us that this was our special day, and we should do whatever we feels most comfortable to us. For the couples out there wondering what his words were, it was on the lines of, "I don't care what your guest or other vendors think. At the end of the day this is YOUR WEDDING, and YOUR DAY. You do what you feel most comfortable with. I am there not only to capture your wedding, but to also make sure that the both of you are enjoying yourselves." Honestly hearing those words from Rhaniel was really refreshing for me and my husband. You can his passion burns bright for what he does, but also he is in it for the best interest of his couples (in this case us). When we received the photos my husband and I were in absolute shock and awe, because they are absolutely beautiful!!!!! We have received countless compliments on how beautiful the photos are and how extremely professional Rhaniel is. So to my future brides and future grooms. My husband and I hands down without a doubt recommend Rhaniel. He's professional, friendly, passionate, and a master in his craft. Look at his work, they're absolutely beautiful, and his reviews speak for themselves. And to Rhaniel, thank you for capturing our Wedding, you are the best and we love you! You are amazing at what you do and words can not express how much we love you.
-Maria & Joseph
Seriously, the best photographer you'll ever find! My husband and I can't begin to explain how amazing Rhaniel is. We were looking for a photographer for our day and Rhaniel just simply stood out against the rest. First off, he's a very kind, personable, honest person, and his work is beautiful. When we first talked to Rhaniel, you can tell off the bat how enthusiastic, passionate, and how kind he is. He always responded in a timely manner and was very professional. On our wedding day, which was the first time we had met him. We didn't have to worry about feeling uncomfortable. Right off the bat you can totally feel the welcoming and kind aura Rhaniel radiates; even our family members noticed as well! Rhaniel is definitely a seasoned veteran when it comes to what he does. His confidence and passion definitely show in the way he held himself throughout our day. My husband and I aren't photogenic individuals, and the way Rhaniel guided us through everything we didnt have to worry. It honestly felt like we all had been friends for a long time. When we received our photos, it not only had myself in tears, but also my sister and mom! They are absolutely beautiful!!! Rhaniel made sure to capture the emotions, key moments, and everything we could ask for in an elegant and beautiful way. The photos are really beautiful, and thats an understatement. If you're looking for a photographer to capture your wedding we definitely recommend Rhaniel, he is the best. We can not thank Rhaniel enough for his hard, beautiful work, and how happy we are in deciding to have him capture our day. I mean look at his reviews of fellow brides and grooms such as myself and my husband; we all have nothing but amazing things to say about him.
-Erina & Conrad
Rhaniel is an amazing photographer and genuine person. Not only did he capture me and my husbands day so beautifully but he went above and beyond to make sure we were enjoying our wedding and having a great time. My husband and I aren't photogenic at all but Rhaniel worked his magic and was able to make us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. We honestly, didn't notice him taking photos of us a majority of the time. Our photos are beautiful from our couple romantics to the candids. We couldnt ask for anyone better. Rhaniel is fantastic and 100% recommend him to our friends, family, and any future couples getting married
-Sharon & Anthony
Rhaniel is not only an amazing photographer but he also is a very genuine and humble person. From the start he was always punctual in his responses, friendly, and respectful to me and my husbands time. Talking to Rhaniel right off the bat you get a total feel on how kind and humbling soul he is. You can definitely tell he holds a great amount of knowledge and experience about weddings (we learned so much about what to expect on our wedding when he was answering our endless amount of questions). This was a definite plus with me and my husband because all the stories you hear and read online; we needed to make sure that we have someone who definitely knows what they're doing. We have to admit at first, the only reason why my husband and I didn't instantly book Rhaniel was because the venue where we had our wedding was his first time photographing there. Despite that minor detail we are glad we followed through, went forward, and booked him. His positive attitude and beautiful work is so magnetic that when we were filtering through other photographers we kept getting drawn back towards him and his work! On our wedding day Rhaniel was on time, took charge, and went straight to business. His creative vision and drive reflects in his amazing work. He was always mindful, observing, and meticulous about the details in creating such beautiful art. My husband and I couldn't have asked for anyone else. Rhaniel is the best! His work, and amazing reviews reflect how hard working and fabulous he is! Rhaniel photographed our day beautifully. He left a lasting impression in not only with me and my husband; but also our family and guests. We can't thank Rhaniel enough for all that he's done in capturing our wedding and making our day memorable. There is no doubt from us when recommend him to our friends, family, and any future couples looking for the best photographer. He is that amazing and worth the investment.
-Madeline & Gerald